Causes of Cracked HeelsCracked heal is associated with any skin diseases like psoriasis, and eczema.
Excessive running, walking, or work on hard surfaces.
Diseases like diabetes, thyroid dysfunctions, hormonal imbalance also cause cracked heal.
Dehydration or less intake of fat contains.
Excessive use of detergent, any cosmetics, or allergic substance of the skin.
Home Remedies For Cracked Heels
Take a handful of Rice Flour and add few teaspoons of Honey (Shahad) and Apple cider vinegar to it. Mix it well to form a thick paste and apply it to the heels.
Soak the feet in lukewarm water and leave them to dry. Then apply Aloe vera gel and cover with feet with socks and leave it overnight.
Take two cups of milk and one cup of Honey (Shahad) (add more if you need, maintaining the ratio) mix them and pour them in a tub. Soak your feet in this mixture. Soak it for 10 minutes with gentle massaging and then wash with lukewarm water.
Take a handful of Neem leaves and crush them to form a paste. Add three teaspoonful of turmeric powder to it with little water to make a paste. Apply this on your feet for half an hour and wash with water.
Squeez Lemon (Nimbu) on your feet and rub over the cracks.
Apply paste of Nutmeg (Jaiphal) fruit on feet.
Apply ghee with the pipal (Ficus religiosa) on the cracks, it helps in better healing.
Internally milk, ghee, and other fat contain food are taken for improvement.
Fruits like banana, sapodilla, papaya, amla, raisin, and dry fruits are also beneficial.
Avoid taking excessive sour, salty, spicy, and bakery products.
Always wash your legs after the journey for removing the dust and pollution.
Wear cotton socks, and appropriate footwear, to protect the leg.
Wash the cracked heal with the medicated water. Take barks of pipal tree(Ficus religiosa), and banyan tree, cut into small pieces, add 8 times water, boil it until became one-fourth. It is beneficial for the healing rapidly.
Castor oil with neem paste is also beneficial.
Take lukewarm water with soda bi-carb, put the heels in it, it also helps.
Ayurveda Treatment for Cracked Heels
Panchakarma treatment is also beneficial for cracked heels. It is according to the condition of the patient and disease severity.
Abhyanga over the affected area is useful to heal cracked heels.
When to Consult a Doctor
When cracked heal starts bleeding or last for 10-15 days, and increases the cracks in numbers.
In diabetes, cracked heal is always advisable to consult a physician because the chances of foot infections in the diabetic patient are high.
If pus formation or other severe conditions may occur, better to go for the consultation.